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RE: Tongue weight issue on new toy hauler

**Update** I spoke with Pat Stratton with FR again today to check the status. Pat told me that my unit had been returned to the dealership on the 1st of July. I told him I was unaware of this and no one had called to let me know. I told him I was concerned about the weight issue now that they have added 150 lbs to the tongue and inquired about a buy back. His reply was “Sir unit was returned to dealership 7/1. As for trading we would assist 1500.00 towards but since unit did fall within proper percentage we only tried to accommodate.” Note - the dry percentage was 17%, loaded was 9%. I don’t see how that falls within the proper percentage. Since this email, I have called the dealership and asked about my RV to which they stated they don’t know anything about it being returned or it’s whereabouts. This gets better and better
Spyingeye 07/16/19 01:53pm Toy Haulers
RE: Tongue weight issue on new toy hauler

Wow. How did the stabilizer jack tweak so badly? Only about 3-4” off the ground when loaded. Anytime the truck was on higher ground than the trailer the rear and would scrape. One slight dip in the road took the metal protectors and then moments later another dip took the jacks.
Spyingeye 07/11/19 05:34pm Toy Haulers
RE: Tongue weight issue on new toy hauler

Also, once loaded you can see how low the back end is. This resulted in the following: https://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o280/dtpebs/FAF4D970-6065-44B3-BE1C-9D8FADD6E746_zpsbqr6ayei.jpeg width=800 https://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o280/dtpebs/C911757A-313D-464A-B6E9-24516C514962_zpsqe5zlnql.jpeg width=800
Spyingeye 07/11/19 05:05pm Toy Haulers
RE: Tongue weight issue on new toy hauler

Here’s a picture of the trailer and the WDH. The ruler represents the end of the garage space. As you can see the axles are at the very rear. As stated earlier, Forest River advised that they were going to move the axle but realized that was not an option. So instead they added 125 lbs to the tongue. I have heard from a few locals as well as a few of you on this forum who addressed concerns with the bandaid fix. I appreciate all the feedback. I don’t think I will be settling for this “fix”. https://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o280/dtpebs/1C87D10C-DC87-4283-BEEB-3A5B4B148B10_zps6rdt0yiq.jpeg width=800 https://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o280/dtpebs/E27DD023-93AE-48F3-B423-92F0DBEF3771_zpsyqejxazs.jpeg width=800
Spyingeye 07/11/19 04:57pm Toy Haulers
RE: Tongue weight issue on new toy hauler

That is a 100% band aid fix. Cheap for them. Moving axles is not cheap for them. Horrible service. yep, cheap and dirty and it does decrease your load carrying capacity. They need to redo your VIN sticker too. You now have a trailer with lesser capacity than you purchased. Not sure if that has any effect on how you intend to use the trailer. Very valid point. I’ll have to mention that to them when they call me back.
Spyingeye 06/27/19 09:27am Toy Haulers
RE: Tongue weight issue on new toy hauler

Bit of an update. I talked to them today and they said they contemplated moving the axle but realized that wasn’t going to fix the issue. Instead they added 125 lbs to the A frame on the trailer tongue. I don’t know how well this going to work but now deducts from my total GVW. They are going to bring it back to me to test out and we’ll go from there.
Spyingeye 06/26/19 12:19pm Toy Haulers
RE: Tongue weight issue on new toy hauler

So the dry weight of the hauler is 5900 lbs. the CCC is 2200 lbs. I tried backing in the X3 and filing the freshwater. It’s only a 30 gallon tank, in the center of RV, so it added roughly 240 lbs. Problem is, once it’s loaded with x3, full tank and misc camping gear we come close to exceeding the GVWR. I even took 200 pounds of dumbbells that I had in my house and put them in the front pass through. Here are the weight measurements from the cat scale. Truck only (2017 Ram 2500) - steer axle - 4040 lb - drive axle - 3080 lb - gross weight - 7120 lb Truck and dry trailer -steer axle - 3760 lb - drive axle - 4400 lb - trailer axle - 4860 lb - gross weight - 13020 lb Truck and loaded trailer - steer axle - 3940 lb - drive axle - 3840 lb - trailer axle - 7240 lb - gross weight 15020 lb This weight was with the X3 backed in. Based on my calculations, which may or may not be accurate, it appears the dry tongue weight is roughly 17%. When loaded, the tongue weight drops below 9%. My thoughts are that the axle placement is way too far forward on a unit that only weighs 5900 pounds and offers a CCC of 2200 pounds, especially if the majority of that weight is in the garage.
Spyingeye 06/20/19 10:03am Toy Haulers
Tongue weight issue on new toy hauler

Hi all, new to forums, first post. Just recently picked up a 2019 Wildwood FSX 280RT. Purchased the weight distribution hitch and had all installed from dealer. I am towing the unit with a 3/4 pickup. When I towed the unit home dry I had no problems however that all changed once I loaded the toy into the back. I have a Can am Maverick X3 with a dry weight of roughly 1700 lbs. Once I hit the highway around 55 mph and attempted a lane change, the unit swayed terribly causing me to cross all 3 lanes and almost lose it. I took the trailer and truck to a cat scale and got 3 weights. Truck, truck and trailer dry and truck and loaded trailer. I then took the unit to have it looked at by a local individual who advised the tongue weight was way under what it needed to be. The problem we found was that the toy hauler garage is 136” and the rear axle sits at 127”. This means that when you put a toy in the garage, nearly all the weight falls behind the rear axle removing a good portion of tongue weight. With all the info I contacted Forest River who came and picked up the unit and took it back to Indiana for testing. That is currently where we stand. I will say that Forest River has been quick and in constant communication throughout this process. My question is, has anyone ever experienced anything like this and what can I expect?
Spyingeye 06/19/19 08:37pm Toy Haulers
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